New DSLR Camera: Nikon D80

Nikon DSLR Camera D80

Finally, a significant upgrade from my Olympus FE-100 cheapo point-and-shoot.

I am the proud new owner of a Nikon D80, lens included (Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm). Price: Php 28,000 (or around $580).

That’s a sizeable discount from the price at Wikipedia: “Its current price is $600 for the body only or $800 with the Zoom-Nikkor AF-S DX 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED kit lens.”

corsarius w/ nikon d80

I bought this baby in October or late September from a writer-photographer friend of mine. It’s second-hand but almost new at just four months.

Disclaimer: I never dreamt of being a photographer, much more a professional one. The visual arts were never my forte. (Literary arts are an entirely different matter.) However, I wasn’t able to resist the allure of the camera’s selling price, and there’s nothing to lose but everything to gain if I tried my hand at photography.

The camera also arrives at an opportune time — I’ve been attending/holding lit events like crazy these past months, and I sure need something to document them and document them well.

The following are my first shots since buying the Nikon D80. Pardon the evident lack of skill — these are beginner’s shots after all, hehe. I haven’t had much time to practice and read the manual due to the onslaught of lit/art events.

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In front of our apartment along Cordillera Street, Galas, Quezon City.

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The view from Dampa, Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Manila Bay.

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Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).

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Vim Nadera, yours truly, Ynna Abuan, and Debbie Nieto at the Boardwalk Dive Center, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

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Subic Bay, Zambales.

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Subic Bay, Zambales.

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Subic Bay, Zambales.

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Jungle Environmental Survival Training (JEST) Camp, Subic Bay, Zambales.

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Subic Bay beach.

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Subic Central School, Subic (different from the Subic Bay Freeport Zone), Zambales.

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Vista Marina Hotel & Resort, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

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Beverly Siy sa Vista Marina Hotel & Resort, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

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Halloween in our house.

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Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City.

(Topmost picture source: Wikipedia.)

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3 Responses to “New DSLR Camera: Nikon D80”

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  2. rich Says:

    nice price and nice pics ;-)

  3. Fleeb Says:

    Inggit ako. Di nga ako makabili ng D60 man lang (well I can, pero siyempre may spending priorities naman kasi). Isipin mo 28k for a D80 will a brand new (well, grey market, ahem) D60 with kit lens costs the same. :)

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